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Karthala White-eye
13 35 071 Zosterops mouroniensis
Information
Common Name Mount Karthala White-eye, Grand Comore White-eye and Comoro White-eye
Range Mount Karthala on the island of Grand Comore in the Comoros.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Zosteropidae
Genus Zosterops
Species Zosterops mouroniensis
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Karthala white-eye (Zosterops mouroniensis), also known as the Mount Karthala white-eye, Grand Comore white-eye, or Comoro white-eye, is a species of white-eye in the Zosteropidae family. As suggested by its name, it is endemic to Philippia heath woodland growing on Mount Karthala on the island of Grand Comore in the Comoros. Mount Karthala is an active volcano and future eruptions pose a serious threat to the Karthala white-eye. The bird is further threatened by human-induced habitat loss.

The bird is approximately 13 cm long with olive upperparts and yellow-green underparts. It has a white ring around the eye. Its diet consists of fruits and insects.

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